Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Iron & Wine - Bonnaroo 2008

I really enjoy Iron & Wine's studio albums. Their live show is quite different though from the studio stuff and unique in its own right. There is a regee spin to it all, I usually HATE regee but I do dig this. Enjoy!

Boy With A Coin
Sodom, South Georgia
House By The Sea
The Devil Never Sleeps
White Tooth Man
Peace Beneath The City
Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Cinder and Smoke
Upward Over The Mountain
Love and Some Verses
The Night Descending
On Your Wings
Woman King
Wolves (The Shepherd's Dog)
The Trapeze Swinger

Download - Iron & Wine - Bonnaroo 2008

Photo credit: Erin Reinford

Monday, September 29, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2008-09-25

Finally! A soundboard show from this tour. Enjoy the new songs!

Disc One

01. Intro
02. Cobwebs
03. Wonderwall
04. Magick
05. Cold Roses
06. Sink Ships
07. Off Broadway
08. Everybody Knows
09. Peaceful Valley
10. Fix It
11. Natural Ghost
12. Crossed Out Name
13. Bartering Lines
14. Goodnight Rose

Disc Two

01. Let It Ride
02. Games
03. Come Pick Me Up
04. Like Yesterday
05. When The Stars Go Blue
06. Why Do They Leave?
07. The Sun Also Sets
08. Mockingbird
09. Magnolia Mountain
10. Shakedown on 9th Street
11. Easy Plateau
12. Dear John

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2008-09-25

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It Radio Version

Here it is ripped from satellite radio. Thanks to Todd F. Check out his blog 23/7.

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It Full version

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2007-9-14

I love this show. How Do You Keep Love Alive, Mockingbird and I Taught Myself How To Grow Old (featured below) are all highlights.

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2007-9-14

The Perfect Song

The Perfect Song is a new segment that will be featured on The Steam Engine. The songs will be that I think are, well, perfect! It started with Sonic Youth's The Diamond Sea and it continues today with Ryan Adams I Taught Myself How To Grow Old from Easy Tiger. I have 3 versions to share today, all with their own unique signature.

Poor little rose, beaten by the rain
In the wind in the gale, thunder and the hail
Sometimes I feel like I'm going insane
Without the numbness or the pain so intense to feel
Especially now it added up through the years
And I, I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and there was poison in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
Now I'm crooked on the outside, and the inside's broke

Most of the time I got nothing to say
When I do it's nothing and nobody's there to listen anyway
I know I'm probably better off this way
I just listen to the voices on the TV 'til I'm tired
My eyes grow heavy and I fade away

'Cause I, I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and there was poison in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
'Til I was crooked on the outside
I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and there was poison in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
'Til I was crooked on the outside, inside's caved
Crooked on the outside, inside's caved
Crooked on the outside, inside's caved
I taught myself how to grow old

The Studio Version

This version practically begs for a small, dark stage in a shit bar in the middle of nowhere. The harmonica picks up and trudges through the start until Adams lips open with "Poor little rose, beaten by the rain." I get a vivid image burned in my skull from that line. This song is a portrait of a man truly alone.

Easy Tiger Live at Avatar Studios Version

I love the contrast of the harmonica with the cold desolate sounding electric guitar. When he sings this song, in all versions, he sounds like a timid little boy confused about, well, just about everything. At the end of the tune their is a fantastic riff played over and over again and it brings the power of a thousand waves to an already moving song.

The Live Version - (2007/09/14)

This copy has no harmonica, just a beautiful slide and a great guitar solo. This entire show is one of my favorites but this song, brought on early (3rd song) has an immensely effective guitar solo by Ryan Adams. He starts his solo right after the slide takes a well deserved dive to a bottomless pit of despair. His guitar is the perfect accent to this song, you can hear him push his tremelo down a couple of times adding a certain off-the-cuff depth that is not found on any other version.

Ryan Adams - Gimmee Sunshine

This song originally came from the Q Division Sessions and was supposedly recorded for the long sought after Elizabeth Town Sessions. This version is on the bands MySpace and sounds like a studio take very different from the Q version. I do not know if this was widely available before now or not but it is new to me, either way its great. Enjoy!

Info on the song

Download - Ryan Adams - Gimmee Sunshine

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Morning Jacket - Rockpalast Audio

This is the audio. The info file says it is ripped from the DVD but it sounds a little fuzzy to me. Either way, thanks tragicallyphish from the MMJ forums.

Download - My Morning Jacket - Rockpalast Audio

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It

1:30 second clip of Fix It from their next album: Cardinology

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It

My Morning Jacket - Rockpalast DVD

Here is the torrent file associated with the DVD. This should work for everyone. If you do not use torrents go to www.utorrent.com, download and install their software and then drag and drop the file into Utorrent. Email me if you need help.

Download - MMJ Rockpalast DVD Torrent

This is a treat for all. I watched this DVD 3 times this past weekend and it is amazingly shot and very professionally done. It is cool to see them in such an intimate venue. Some info:

Luxor, Köln, Germany
July 2, 2008

01. Intro
--- Evil Urges
02. Off The Record
--- Gideon
03. I'm Amazed
04. The Way That He Sings
--- Sec Walkin *
--- Thank You Too!
05. Lay Low
06. Anytime
07. Remnants
08. Heartbreakin Man
--- Golden
--- Smokin From Shootin *
09. Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2
10. Look At You
11. Wordless Chorus
12. Highly Suspicious
13. Phone Went West
14. Dondante
15. Run Thru <- layer break 16. One Big Holiday 17. Interview *As menu background music: FM, SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX, USA, 2008-03-13 Bonus: FIB Benicassim Festival Castellon, Spain July 19, 2008 1. Evil Urges 2. Off The Record I had some problems with the Off The Record from Spain, it freezes.

How to copy these files to a DVD:

I used DVD Shrink, it is free and it compresses the whole movie, meaning it will fit on 1 DVD instead of 2. The quality is still great even after the slight compression, it was around 87% compressed.

1) Download all the files into a folder
2) Unzip the "BUP files" file into said folder
3) Delete BUP files.zip file
4) Drag and drop all the files into the left pane in DVD Shrink (I got an "Invalid File Name" error a bunch of times but it did not effect the DVD)
5) Click "Backup!" near the top
6) Rage


http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwfonxemhzy/BUP Files.zip


Thank you Eric S. for turning me on to this.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wilco - XRT 4th of July Free Concert 2001 - Jay Bennett's Last Show

Jay Bennett was a major part in the creation of Wilco's "breakthrough" album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. You can see Bennett's relationship with Tweedy and the gang (old gang that is, except for a few members still with them) deteriorate right before your eyes on the Wilco doc I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. He seems like a real asshole in that film.

01. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
02. War on War
03. A Shot in the Arm
04. She's a Jar
05. I'm Always in Love
06. Airline to Heaven
07. Feed of Man
08. Remember the Mountain Bed
09. California Stars
10. Kamera
11. Ashes of American Flags
12. Red-Eyed and Blue
13. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
14. I'm the Man Who Loves You
15. Sunken Treasure
16. Outta Mind (Outta Site)

Wilco - XRT 4th of July Free Concert 2001 - Jay Bennett's Last Show

Neil Young - Farm Aid - 2008-9-20

He still has it.

Love And Only Love
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Mother Earth
Unknown Legend
Old Man
Get Back To The Country
A Day In The Life

Download - Neil Young - Farm Aid - 2008-9-20

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals: Cardinology

Track listing and album cover info from poster MegaSuperiorGold from www.alt-country.org:

1. Born into a Light
2. Go Easy
3. Fix It
4. Magick
5. Cobwebs
6. Let Us Down Easy
7. Crossed Out Name
8. Natural Ghost
9. Sink Ships
10. Evergreen
11. Like Yesterday
12. Stop

The cover is pretty sweet. black background with a neon blue Cardinals logo (like the one on Brad's drumset). at the top in white lettering it says "Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology"

Thanks MegaSuperiorGold!

It has also been reported that there are 15 songs, who knows!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Beatles - The Alternate Abbey Road

I snagged this over at Blog Stoned and I must say this is pretty cool. I feel like rare Beatles shit does not come along very often but at the same time I have never once looked so who knows. These are all early takes, alternates, instrumentals, jams and mono mixes.

The Beatles do not get much time in my regular listening, probably because I have listened to it so much, but when they do they stir sensations not often felt when listening to music. Enjoy.

Download - The Beatles - The Alternate Abbey Road

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea

In recent months I have been getting into Sonic Youth. Daydream Nation and Goo are all I have and I adore both. This song is playing on The Cardinals website and that is how I got my first exposure.

I really think this song is perfect. The use of distortion and feedback is fantastic, for some reason I have always found tunes like these extremely calming.

Anyways, grab the download after the lyrics.

Time takes its crazy toll
and how does your mirror grow
you better watch yourself when you jump into it
'cause the mirror's gonna steal your soul

I wonder how it came to be my friend
that someone just like you has come again
you'll never, never know how close you came
until you fall in love with the diamond rain

throw all his trash away
look out he's here to stay
your mirror's gonna crack when he breaks into it
and you'll never never be the same

look into his eyes and you can see
why all the little kids are dressed in dreams
I wonder how he's gonna make it back
when he sees that you just know it's make-belief

blood crystalized as sand
and now I hope you'll understand
you reflected into his looking glass soul
and now the mirror is your only friend

look into his eyes and you will see
that men are not alone on the diamond sea
sail into the heart of the lonely storm
and tell her that you'll love her eternally

time takes its crazy toll
mirror fallin' off the wall
you better look out for the looking glass girl
'cause she's gonna take you for a fall

look into his eyes and you shall see
why everything is quiet and nothing's free
I wonder how he's gonna make her smile
when love is running wild on the diamond sea

Download - Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea

My Morning Jacket - Acoustic Chorale

wWhen Okonokos came out there was a hard to come by bonus DVD entitled Acoustic Chorale. I do not have it but Kory over at the MMJ forum made sure everybody could get the audio and video (MP4, throw em' on your iPod's!). Thank you Kory!
I may be wrong, and if I am please correct me if I am, but I believe that these are the songs that were added to Okonokos to make the fantastic Okonokos Project.

**LINKS UPDATED 2010-7-15**

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Cardinals album October 27th?

Is it possible? I do not know for sure but according to this website it is happening. We have heard this before so who knows...

I would post some Ryan Adams but I have exhausted my collection I think... My thinking though is that we will be getting a live album from the guys because the shows this tour have not been recorded via soundboard like in years past. It is just a theory and I may be wrong but that would be fucking cool.

Exclusive: Ryan's new LP

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals release new album Cardinology on October 27, PS can reveal.

The follow-up to 2005's Jacksonville City Lights, it's the band's first album to be billed as just Cardinals. They tour from November 10.

Adams has also been recording his first solo album to follow last year's Easy Tiger. He has described it as "an old-school crooner record".

Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) has died

July 28th, 1943 - September 15th, 2008

This is very tragic news. He was a member of my favorite band of all time and I have always really enjoyed his work on all of Pink Floyd's material.


The ads...

If you need Lasik come to The Steam Engine! Why the fuck are their lasik ads? I thought the ads were supposed to pertain to posted content...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wilco - Hammersmith Apollo; London, England [3.14.05]

Download - Wilco - Hammersmith Apollo; London, England [3.14.05]
(Updated 2008-3-30)

Missing Bedheads...

Here are the Bedheads I did not have...

Bedhead 4-3
Disc 3: Volume 13
1. Call Me On Your Way Back Home[<]
2. AMY[^]
3. Jacksonville Skyline[^]
4. Why Do They Leave?[@]
5. Oh My Sweet Carolina[#]
6. Winding Wheel[%]
7. Come Pick Me Up[=]
8. La Cienega Just Smiled[<]
9. The Rescue Blues[<]
11. Brown Sugar[&]
12. Solitaire[+]
13. Last Nite[<]
14. I Still Miss Someone[>]

Bedhead 5-4
Disc IV (Volume 18)
1. Love Is Hell 6/4/05
2. When Will You Come Back Home 5/21/05
3. Dear John 5/4/05
4. Sweet Illusions 5/3/05
5. Dance All Night 6/4/05
6. Madeline 8/9/05
7. Just Like A Whore 6/7/05
8. Why Do They Leave 5/21/05
9. Long Black Veil 7/26/05
10. 16 Days 6/10/05
11. Dear Chicago 6/17/05
12. Harder Now That It's Over 6/3/05
13. Faithless Street 6/8/05
14. Prison Letter 7/27/05
15. I See Monsters 6/11/05
16. I Still Miss Someone 5/9/05

Radiohead - Glastonbuty 97'

I have read many things about this performance. The thing that sticks out most is that this was "the best live performance of all time." I don't remember where I read that but I did and I also read that Thom Yorke said that it was so loud that they couldn't even here what they were playing. Kind of cool. Anyways, this is a treat- Radiohead the year OK Computer came out playing an amazing set. Enjoy!

I wanted to use MediaFire but it was not working for some reason this morning.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I have some DVD's to share...

But I need some free online file sharing that allows multiple sessions open and that will upload files larger then 1 GB at a time. Does anybody have any suggestions? The DVD's I want to share are:

Radiohead - Glastonbury 2003
Neil Young - Homegrown Pt. 1 (Documentary)

And some others I am working on attaining right now. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Morning Jacket - Philly - 2008-09-05

Thank you Todd for doing a fucking awesome job with this. The show sounds fantastic, he labeled everything and converted everything all for our listening pleasure. This is solid work.

From his email:

"I downloaded the FLACs off DIME then converted to WAV and then from WAV to 256kbps AAC files. Everything is labeled and all ready to go."

There you have it folks, enjoy!

LINK UPDATED 2011-02-28

Photo credit goes to Amira Chtourou, that picture is sick, very vintage looking. Thanks!

The Cardinals - 2008-09-07 - Bank of America Pavilon

Finally some of the latest Cardinals shows have been posted over at the Archive. One thing I really appreciate about Ryan Adams shows is that they are usually very good quality- soundboard or fantastic audience recording. I have been dying for good quality versions of the new songs and here we have them. "Fix It" caught my ear very quickly, enjoy this stellar live set from The Cardinals.

Photo credit to Chad E. Purser, thanks!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Radiohead - Santa Barbara Bowl - [8.28.08]

For those of you that do not have it, go grab Radiohead at the Santa Barbara Bowl from Mystic Chords of Memory.

Photo courtesy of AntiQuiet.


Sorry for the lack of posts lately. There has not been much to post about though. When the MMJ FM broadcast of the Philly show is available I will snag that and I will also be posting some DVD's.

In the meantime, I will leave you with a portrait that defines the best year of all time, 1999.

You will be hearing from me soon.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The People Have Spoken...

And Chris Martin IS a douche bag! I am going to start the list of reasons why (in no order), please continue the list with your comments! Oh yeah, that quote is a Cracked joke, very funny website.

1. He thinks the whole world should be able to vote for the President of the United States.

From Rolling Stone:

"But I think that, really, the fair thing would be, in electing the American president, to let everyone in the world vote, because it affects all of us."

2. Offsets the carbon footprint made during the recording of A Rush of Blood to the Head by planting 10,000 trees in India.

3. He hops on the "creative persons" bandwagon of naming his kid after some stupid ass shit, in his case some fruit..

4. Sold out to Apple like another huge D-bag, Bono.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Neil Young - Ancient History Up Close

I have gotten some really great things from Demonoid, thank you again Eric. Near the top of the list of great things is this bootleg, its some live recordings, some studio stuff, some demos, all sorts of good shit that span a 30 year period in Neil Young's career. It is mostly soundboard except for a few tracks that are good to okay audience recordings. The highlight for me is Neil, solo acoustic, playing Country Girl off of CSNY - Deja Vu. I hope you all enjoy this.

01) Sugar Mountain
02) Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
03) Runaround Babe
04) Don't Pity Me
05) I Ain't got the Blues
06) The Rent is Always Due
07) Extra, Extra
08) Country Girl
09) Flying on the Ground is Wrong
10) Human Highway
11) Helpless
12) Someday
13) Hanging on a Limb
14) Four Strong Winds
15) From Hank to Hendrix
16) Unknown Legend
17) Interstate
18) Sleeps with Angels

Download - Neil Young - Ancient History Up Close